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Ryan Out of Bounds with Transfer Limits

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It's hardly a rarity these days for coaches to put stipulations when kids leave their program.

South Carolina has done it with big man Damontre Harris after the Gamecocks, according to sources, believed N.C. State assistant Orlando Early tampered before the 6-foot-9 sophomore obtained his release. Others have placed restrictions on going somewhere within the same league -- or even to a program on the schedule for the next season.

But Wisconsin's Bo Ryan has taken it to a new extreme.

The Badgers coach was clearly caught off guard when redshirt freshman forward Jarrod Uthoff called to inform him and assistant Gary Close that he wanted to leave. Ryan was upset -- no, fuming -- because he felt as though...

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